Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Chapter in PHDCC book - Research study on employing persons with disabilities

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, July 26, 2012,

Dr Satendra Singh’s chapter ‘Disability: A Doctor’s Perspective’ was included in the book “Research study on employing persons with disabilities” published by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi. The book was released by Hon’able Minister of Labour and Employment, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge on 27th April 2012.


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Discrimination of PwD's in getting assistive devices

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, July 26, 2012,

"Infinite Ability IMPACT"- We earlier reported discrimination of PwD's in getting assistive devices. The report was published in Dainik Jagran and you can read it here. We followed it up with Red Cross Society headquarters and they have replied back with a hint of concern.


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Infertility: Why can’t we classify this inability as disability?

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Disability studies & bioethics 

Here’s a paper jointly written by Abha Khetarpal (Non-institutional expert, Enabling Unit) and myself (Founder, Infinite Ability; Enabling Unit) on infertility as disability.

Khetarpal A, Singh S. Infertility: Why can’t we classify this inability as disability? Australasian Medical Journal. 2012;5(6):316-321

Disability is a complex phenomenon. It reflects an interaction between features of a persons body and features of the society in which he or she lives. International Classifica...


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Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood

Posted by Satendra Singh on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, In : Disability studies & bioethics 

Here's an essay just published by Bill Peace, a disability studies scholar who has been working on bioethics.  This is about his own experience while hospitalized, and he has published it in a prominent bioethics journal.   The full article is available here.

Comfort Care as Denial of Personhood
William J. Peace Hastings Center Report 42(4): 14-17.

It is 2 a.m. I am very sick. I am not sure how long I have been hospitalized. The last two or three days have been a blur, a parade of procedu...


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